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Dalai Lama is not a separatist, Archbishop Tutu tells China


February 10th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 10 (IANS) He has no army, he cannot command his people with guns and he's not a separatist.South African anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu said these words to ... Read more...

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India has the will to bring change: Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) India has the political will to bring change that can help abolish evils like child marriage, Nobel laureate and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to meet Desmond Tutu


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Feb 9 (IANS) Two Nobel laureates and long-time friends -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai lama and South African anti-apartheid icon archbishop Desmond Tutu - will come face to ... Read more...

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Talking against child marriage, Bihar girls impress The Elders


February 9th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) Speaking out against child marriage, some youths in Bihar, particularly girls, have impressed The Elders, a visiting group of world leaders led by Nobel laureate Desmond ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu calls on Meira Kumar


February 8th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar here Wednesday with the two discussing women's empowerment and other related issues.Tutu ... Read more...

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Tutu calls for end to child marriages in Bihar


February 8th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) Nobel laureate and anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa has expressed concern over the high rate of child marriages in Bihar and urged people, ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama gets Mahatma Gandhi peace prize


January 4th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Jan 4 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Wednesday received the Mahatma Gandhi peace prize from the father of the nation's granddaughter Ela Gandhi in ... Read more...

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Cricket commentator Tony Cozier made MCC life member


December 16th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS/CMC) Noted West Indies cricket commentator Tony Cozier has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his contribution to the game for ... Read more...

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Stop rights violations in Tibet: South African MPs


November 11th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 11 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the people of Tibet, two South African MPs have called for stopping human rights violations in Tibet by the Chinese government, the Central ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama visa denial dragged to South African court


October 18th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) The recent denial of visa to the Dalai Lama by the South African government has been dragged to courts here.In an affidavit before the Western ... Read more...

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We have a missile crisis, Mrs Obama


October 15th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 15 (IANS) A British warship was under tremendous tension when it was accused of targeting US President Barack Obama's wife Michelle, a media report said Saturday.The US ... Read more...

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South Africa found it inconvenient to grant visa: Dalai Lama (Lead)


October 7th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 7 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday said he called off his South Africa trip as it was "inconvenient" for the government there to grant him ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama to meet Tutu - from a distance


October 7th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 7 (IANS) The Dalai Lama will come face to face with Desmond Tutu after all. The long-time friends and Nobel laureates will converse through a video link even ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama cancels trip to South Africa due to visa delay


October 6th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by BNO News
DHARAMSALA, INDIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Dalai Lama on Tuesday cancelled his planned visit to South Africa after the government failed to issue a visa on time, his office said.The Dalai Lama's ... Read more...

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South Africa slammed for denying visa to Dalai Lama


October 4th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 4 (IANS) The office of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who has called off his South Africa visit after being denied a visa, said Tuesday South ... Read more...

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Will South Africa grant visa to Dalai Lama?


September 18th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 18 (IANS) The Dalai Lama, who was two years back refused a visa to South Africa for a peace conference, is now waiting to be cleared for a ... Read more...

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Sangakkara to deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket lecture at Lord’s


May 17th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen to deliver the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's July 4.Sangakkara is the ... Read more...

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Freed American female hiker summoned to Iran to stand trial over spying charges


February 1st, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Feb 1 (ANI): Sarah Shourd, An American woman who was released last year after spending 14 months in an Iranian jail, has been asked to stand trial in Tehran over ... Read more...

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Nelson Mandela admitted to hospital


January 27th, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Jan 27 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, 92, was admitted to hospital for age-related medical tests.The tests were described by the Nelson Mandela Foundation as routine, Xinhua reported.Talk Radio ... Read more...

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Ujjal Dosanjh joins company of Clinton, Tutu


December 4th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 4 (IANS) Top Indo-Canadian leader and former federal health minister Ujjal Dosanjh has joined the august company of former US presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, Nobel ... Read more...

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Chinese Twitter user arrested for supporting jailed ‘uncle’Nobel winner Xiaobo


October 27th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London/Beijing, Oct. 27 (ANI): Beijing Police have arrested a woman after she tweeted her intention to march with a banner praising jailed Nobel peace prize winner Lui Xiaobo.According to a Guardian report, ... Read more...

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‘The Elders’ slam Sri Lanka for lacking ‘reconciliation’


August 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 4 (ANI): 'The Elders', a council of retired global leaders led by Desmond Tutu has slammed Sri Lanka, based on its report, for lacking post-war reconciliation. They also expressed their ... Read more...

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Desmond Tutu to retire, drink redbush tea and watch cricket


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has announced plans to retire on October 7 from public life after decades of ... Read more...

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South Africa’s star power restored as World Cup ends


July 11th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) From "ugly worm" to "beautiful butterfly," as the country's Nobel-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu put it, the remarkable success of the World Cup confirmed the metamorphosis of South Africa ... Read more...

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South Africa outraged over Mandela autopsy painting


July 10th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (IANS) A painting which shows former president Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy has evoked outrage in South Africa. The country's ruling party has termed it "witchcraft" ... Read more...

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Mandela ‘corpse’ painting evokes angry response in Jo’burg mall


July 9th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 9 (ANI): A painting depicting Nelson Mandela as a corpse undergoing an autopsy is causing a stir in a Johannesburg shopping center.The painting is a modern take of a 17th ... Read more...

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French actress Fanny Ardant lauded by Hindus for defending Gypsies’ rights


June 27th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 27 (ANI): Hindus have applauded French actress Fanny Ardant (Ridicule) for defending Roma rights.Addressing the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe in Strasbourg (France) on June 22, Lumiere ... Read more...

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David Beckham pops in for tea with Desmond Tutu


June 18th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, June 18 (ANI): Footballer David Beckham has been spending some of his time in South Africa enjoying a cup of tea with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.Beckham, 35, paid a surprise ... Read more...

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Tutu asks people to embrace African culture, stop criticising vuvuzela horns


June 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 16 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked people to embrace African culture, and stop criticising noisy vuvuzela horns.Thousands of people have complained about the noise ... Read more...

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Football World Cup begins officially


June 11th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Jun 11 (ANI): The first World Cup on African soil began on June 11, with South Africa facing Mexico in the opening match.A colourfully dressed group of African dancers paraded onto ... Read more...

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Mandela’s great-granddaughter killed in car crash


June 11th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 11 (DPA) Former South African president Nelson Mandela's great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela was killed in a car crash while returning home from the World Cup kick-off concert here Friday. The Nelson Mandela ... Read more...

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South Africa is having a ball - with World Cup (Comment)


June 4th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajiv Bhatia The World Cup 2010, a historic first for Africa, is set to begin in a few days. For host nation South Africa, it is about football and much more. The ... Read more...

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Indian environment activist wins Sydney Peace Prize


May 10th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 10 (IANS) Indian physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva has won the 2010 Sydney Peace Prize for her efforts towards women empowerment in developing nations and her scientific contribution to climate ... Read more...

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Tutu: World Cup a ’shot in the arm’ for South Africa


May 6th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 6 (DPA) Hosting the football World Cup is a "shot in the arm" for South Africa, as it still struggles to overcome deep-seated divisions, according to one of the ... Read more...

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Cambridge students to get pole dancing lessons to beat exam stress!


April 12th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Cambridge students are in for a treat - the pupils will be receiving pole dancing classes to help beat the blues that come with summer exam.Cambridge Union Society ... Read more...

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